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21 April 2005 @ 11:46 am
Gay marriage in Spain & the Senate opening up to reasonable doubt  
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4469653.stm

Spain, which I believe is still primarily Catholic, has a good shot at passing into a law marriage and adoption rights for gays.

3-5 Republicans listened to what the Democrats had to say in Senate hearings about objections to John Bolton. Instead of following party lines, they actually exercised the ability to listen to the arguments presented. Debate and persuasion in action.

Maybe there's hope yet.

I wrote a thank you letter to Rhode Island Senator Lincoln Chafee, one of the Republicans, who had this quote: "I don't know if I've ever seen, in a setting like this, a senator changing his mind as a result of what other senators said," he added. "The process worked. It's kind of refreshing."

I'm grateful that the process worked, and Bolton has not been confirmed because people have not identified confidence in Bush's nomination. They have reasonable doubt. Reasonable doubt is enough to acquit for murder, and it should be enough to not confirm someone to represent our entire country to the United Nations, where our relations are already substantially damaged.

I hope the process will work in Spain.

I hope the process will find an open dialogue with actual listeners in the Senate of our country.
 
 
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Master Arsonist: dumpster diveapostle on April 21st, 2005 07:26 pm (UTC)
Reminds me of the old addage "Even a stopped clock is right twice a day."

Now if only this were the prevailing norm.
Kburgunder on May 20th, 2005 10:35 pm (UTC)
Well said. I guess the good news is, Bolton was rejected. And the bad news is, the new Pope might be the anti-Christ.

You still doing wood work in your spare time?